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Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie caution us not to buy into their emotion and abandon best fireground practices ...
Command is nothing new in the fire service; however, it has evolved into an extremely intense role requiring training and skills like never before. ...
The shortcomings of a hastily planned military invasion holds lessons in planning for fire chiefs. ...
Chief Wylie and Lt. Duckworth discuss the recent string of "no confidence" votes in fire chief's across multiple states and departments ...
A hard look at the state of fire safety in this country reveals two things: We're not as well off as we may think, and the next leaders are poised for success. ...
Modern ordinary construction presents several risks to firefighters; find the teachable moments in this video and join the discussion. ...
Making a first impression in a new position sets the tone for leadership; base that impression on engaged listening. ...
They want to know whether a deputy chief and others were truthful about what they did and said the night of the fire ...
Those little acts of kindness are both easy to do and easy to overlook, but make a huge difference to those having their worst day. ...
Firefighters verbally attacking others in their absence is a cancer to firehouse morale; here are ways to turn back that tide. ...
Like Goldilocks looking for just the right fit, it is critical for firefighter safety and effectiveness to have the right pump pressure at the hand line. ...
These behavioral traps will erode firefighters' career progress to the point of stagnation or decline. ...
Deputy Chief Bobby Ross, a 30-year veteran of the department, has been temporarily shifted to a staff position ...
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also dig into how to prepare for a promotion ...
Commanders failed to assess the fire, structure and available personnel; Stanley Wilson died in May 2013 after ordered back into a collapsing building ...
Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie also dig into the safety issues behind firefighter layoffs ...
The new plan follows through on Commissioner Joseph Finn's pledge to restructure management and bring greater accountability ...
Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed Lt. Rom Duckworth and Chief Rob Wylie dig into the report that offered over 200 recommendations after a ...
Safety director says they are test-score based and line up with the percentage of minorities within the department. ...
They are often the size of small commercial buildings without the same sprinkler and fire-stop requirements, which can spell disaster for firefighters. ...